Life imitating art. This tribe came together while working on the 2018 musical smash, “In the Heights”. While creating a family on stage, this crew found a special bond off stage and has been finding any excuse to get to together ever since.
Shay Nothstine and Ridge Alencar are Latin dance staples on Wednesday nights at Vegetable Buddies in South Bend, and Pierre Cooks is a member of Uzima an African dance ensemble. When not with these groups, they can be found creating all different forms of art from poetry, to theatre, to music around the Michiana area.
Leah Tirado, who leads this particular incarnation, is an actor, lead singer of The Big Payback, and a director in South Bend and Chicago. She’s looking forward to bringing the fire!